MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge - corporate

The Finalists At The MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge – Helping BAME entrepreneurs into corporate markets

Meet the 12 ethnic minority-led founders shortlisted for this years’ MSDUK Innovation Challenge – championing corporate supply chain diversity & inclusion. The MSDUK Innovation Challenge, organised by MSDUK – a charity promoting the inclusion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) businesses into corporate supply chains – aims to support minority-led businesses to bring their […]

Business Growth - Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Business Growth – Essential Guide To Startup Funding Stages

Funding is essential for any business to grow but trying to raise startup funds can prove to be tricky especially if you don’t know how to get investment. To help you maximise your business success, you need to know where you are and where you are going in relation to funding. Knowing what investment stage you’re […]

family

How To: Balance Running A Business and Family Life

Raising a family in this day and age isn’t easy when one member of the partnership is working full time – Let’s face it, one salary is seldom enough to provide for everything these days. This also leaves a huge amount of pressure on the other parent to raise a family while generating some form […]

KPMG - Black Entrepreneurs' Award

KPMG launches ‘Black Entrepreneurs Award’ – Supporting Black founders to become investment-ready

The UK accounting watchdog – KPMG – launches the ‘Black Entrepreneurs Award’ aimed at supporting three budding black founders to turn their business dreams into reality. Studies show that Black professionals often face barriers in progressing beyond middle management. This has subsequently led to the growth of Black-founded startups and a growing trend in self-employment. […]

Ideal Flatmate

Flat-sharing Social Network Helping ‘Generation Rent’ Find Compatible Housemates Raises £1m From Investors – Ideal Flatmate

The UK’s first algorithm based flatmate matching site aimed at helping ‘generation rent’ find compatible house companions raises £1m within 4 weeks, just as house prices across the UK hit a record high in May. Ideal Flatmate was founded by young tech entrepreneurs Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack […]

NEWGEN Young Fashion Designers

The NEWGEN Fashion Designers Set To Disrupt The British Fashion Industry

Seventeen young fashion designers have been chosen by the British Fashion Council (BFC) to receive support through its NEWGEN initiative fostering the ‘very best emerging talent‘ in the British fashion scene. This year’s winners will receive funding, mentoring, training support plus a show at London Fashion Week. The NEWGEN scheme aims to build the next generation […]

Crowdfunding

Successful Crowdfunding Is More Than Just Raising Funds

There is a great opportunity for UK entrepreneurs in 2018 but working smart is key to growth and success. Although crowdfunding ticks the funding box, it can bolster other crucial aspects of your business as you grow. You have your business idea or even a prototype of your product, but you’ve hit a stumbling block: […]

Younger Self

A Letter To My Younger Self – Greg Cooper, Digital State Marketing

Greg Cooper, CEO of Digital State Marketing, looks back at his younger self and what he wishes he had known before starting out as an entrepreneur. Dear Greg, University isn’t for everyone, but education is. You don’t have to go to university and take on debt if you don’t want to. There are lots of […]

Crowdfund

How Does The New SEIS/EIS Guidelines Affect Businesses Planning To Crowdfund Soon

HMRC recently issued a new and stricter Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)/Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) guidelines for businesses planning to crowdfund soon and its effect on crowdfunding could see the chances of success become ultimately higher. John Auckland – founder of global crowdfunding communications agency ‘TribeFirst’ – explores the new guidelines and how this can […]

Dragons'

These Two Young Entrepreneurs Share Their Experience Of The Dragons’ Den And Winning Investment For Their Business

As we wait for the new batch of entrepreneurs to appear on the next 16th series of The BBC Two Dragons’ Den, surviving the Dragons’ intense questioning is not an easy feat. We ask these two previous winners of the Dragons’ Den, who had combined winnings of over £100k, to share their experience of successfully […]